The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to cancel the Class X examination and postponed the Class XII exams.
The result of Class X students will be made on the basis of a criterion developed by the board while the revised schedule of the Class XII exams will be announced in the near future.
“The board exams for class 10 are cancelled. The result will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion developed by the board,” a Ministry of Education (MoE) official said.
“Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks will be given an opportunity to sit for exams when the situation is conducive. The class 12 exams have been postponed and a review of the situation will be done after June 1. Students will be given at least a 15-day notice before the exams are conducted,” the official added.
The decision comes as India is struggling to control the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The students had earlier launched an earlier campaign demanding the cancellation of the exams by the CBSE.
The announcement was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other senior education officials to discuss the faith of the board exams that were slated to begin on May 4.